PROS AT FOX RACEWAY: SEXTON, MUSQUIN & MORE PREP FOR LORETTA LYNN NATIONAL 2
NATIONAL PROS AT FOX RACEWAY: SEXTON, MUSQUIN & MORE PREP FOR 2020 LORETTA LYNN PRO NATIONAL 2
The 2020 Loretta Lynn Pro National #2 is just around the corner and to get ready for another hot and humid day at the Loretta Lynn Dude Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, many of the top Pros racing this weekend showed up to Fox Raceway in Southern California for what turned out to be a good simulation for what is to be expected at round two of the 2020 AMA Nationals. With the temperatures above 100-degrees and the humidity above 50% (which is unusual for the West Coast) the weather has been tough, but good practice for the Pros who are getting ready to head East again. The track conditions were also challenging today as it was (in Fox Raceway’s lingo) “Fast Tuesday” or “Pro day” as we like to call it. The dirt was ripped deeper and watered more than any other day of the week. To come out and train in the challenging conditions were factory Pro riders like Marvin Musquin, Chase Sexton, Justin Barcia, Broc Tickle, Dylan Ferrandis, Shane McElrath and more. MXA’s Trevor Nelson was on the scene enduring the intense heat to capture these photos of the Pro riders as they prep for round two of the Nationals. Enjoy!
Photos by Trevor Nelson
It’s not too often that we see Marvin Musquin training in California. Today he had the entire Red Bull KTM team testing with him while his teammate Cooper Webb is on the couch after he injured himself at the 2020 Loretta Lynn Pro National #1. Click here to learn more about Cooper Webb’s injury.
Chase Sexton was very impressive at the first Loretta Lynn Pro National. After crashing in the first moto and finishing 13th, Chase bounced back to finish 3rd in Moto 2 during his first race on a 450.
Star Racing Yamaha team manager and test rider, Wil Hahn was riding a Yamaha YZ450F today at Fox Raceway. We’ve heard rumors that Star Racing might be expanding their team into the 450 class next year, but we haven’t gotten confirmation yet. We know that the Star Racing team already has 450s in their shop as the 250 riders sometimes ride them for training purposes. But, it was still interesting to see Wil Hahn riding a 450 in the middle of the Outdoor season while the rest of the guys have their focus on 250Fs.
Christian Craig putting more time on his new HRC Honda CRF450. Christian has been riding a Geico Honda 450 for the last few months in preparation for the Outdoors, but he got the call from the HRC Honda team to fill-in for Ken Roczen at the last minute and only got to spend a few days on the new bike. We didn’t suspect the HRC bike to be very different, but Christian said that it’s was a big change for him.
Broc Tickle wearing some new 2021 FXR Racing gear. If you want to check out their new colors and designs for 2021, click here.
Mitchell Harrison has his eyes on the prize as he looks to capitalize on the opportunity Mitch Payton gave him to fill-in on the Pro Circuit Kawasaki team. Mitchell was running 5th place on lap thirteen of moto one at Lorettas but he stalled it while trying to hold off Alex Martin and he couldn’t kickstart his bike fast enough to stay on the lead lap.
Cameron McAdoo staying low. Cameron is one of the more exciting guys to watch at the track because he uses a lot of body English while riding and he’s always revving the Pro Circuit Kawasaki to its limiter.